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Can You Die from Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol Detox , Alcohol Rehab Alexa Iocco | September 7, 2021

Can You Die From Alcohol Withdrawal Resurgence Behavioral Health

What are The Worst Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal? 

Alcohol withdrawal is a process that is often overlooked in your overall recovery. In fact, there are countless people that mistakenly believe that the alcohol withdrawal process is something that they can easily manage at home and begin working through an alcohol treatment program afterward. The reality is that this is a dangerous approach to take, one from which you could potentially die.

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Here are some examples of some of the worst symptoms of alcohol withdrawal: 

  • Severe muscle damage 
  • Your lungs being unable to get enough air, also referred to as respiratory failure 
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat 

You should never put yourself in a position where you could die from alcohol withdrawal. When you come to our alcohol detox, we will closely monitor your alcohol withdrawal symptoms to ensure that no serious harm ever comes to you during this time in your recovery. 

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal 

Of course, there are several other alcohol withdrawal symptoms that you may experience. It’s important to remember that there is always a chance that you may die from alcohol withdrawal if any of these symptoms become too severe: 

  • Nausea 
  • Shakiness 
  • Headaches 
  • Seizure 
  • Increased anxiety 

Managing Alcohol Withdrawal with Medications 

Did you know that it’s possible to mitigate the effect of alcohol withdrawal symptoms by utilizing certain medications? At Resurgence, our team will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that will guide you through not only your long-term recovery program but during your time in detox. When you initially reach out to us, we will begin to speak with you regarding the options that you have for different medications both during your time in detox as well as general recovery. 

The Importance of Professional Help for Alcohol Addiction 

It’s important to keep in mind that an addiction to alcohol is a disease. As such, it requires that you receive professional help from a team of individuals that have been specifically trained in helping people to overcome that disease. Regardless of the severity or the length of your addiction, you can take comfort in the fact that when you come to our facility you will be surrounded by a team of individuals who will be there for you through both the detox and rehabilitation period. 

Alcohol Detox and then Alcohol Rehab 

Unfortunately, there are clients that work through an alcohol detox program and who don’t die from alcohol withdrawal and think that they have successfully recovered from their addiction. However, working through an alcohol detox program is only the first step in recovery. After that, you can begin to focus on the root cause of your addiction and what you can do to overcome those traumas. During rehab, you will participate in different forms of therapy and interact with both our team as well as other clients so that you can develop your system of support which is a key factor in your long-term sobriety. If you have more questions regarding what you can expect during rehab, just let us know so that we can address them. 

Getting Help Before It’s Too Late 

The Resurgence Behavioral Health team focuses on providing you with the opportunity to come to an alcohol withdrawal program so that you don’t die from alcohol withdrawal. We will provide you not only with the medical care that you need but the holistic care that you need during this critical time in your recovery journey. Whether you are suffering from alcoholism or you’re a concerned friend or family member, we are always happy to take the time to speak with you regarding the dangers of alcohol withdrawal and what you can do to get help before it’s too late. For more information, please give us a call today and speak to a member of our team at(855) 458-0050

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